Pavese Festival

The Pavese Festival 2023 took place from Tuesday 5 to Saturday 16 in Santo Stefano Belbo. It will also feature a series of side events, both locally and across Italy. This year’s edition will end in New York on 27 September with a celebration of Cesare Pavese’s passion for American literature and culture. For the first time, the Pavese Festival was paired with the Pavese Prize for an all-round homage to the writer, poet, publisher, translator and critic. 

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The Pavese Festival was launched in 2001 as a tribute to Cesare Pavese in his hometown. Mixing music, art, theatre and literature, our Festival invites prominent guests from the Italian literary and music scene to explore Pavese’s themes and works in Santo Stefano BelboThroughout the years, our Festival has turned into an event not just for Pavese’s enthusiasts but also for visitors of a unique vineyard landscape, acknowledged as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2014. Taking place in September close to Cesare Pavese‘s birthday, who was born here on 9 September 1908 – our Festival offers in fact the chance to discover the Langhe in a key season: the grape harvest

Pavese Festival guests over the years

Among the big names of its 22 editions Avion TravelLuca BarbareschiAndrea BoscaBoostaEzio BossoCanzoniere Grecanico SalentinoVinicio CaposselaColapesce & DimartinoCristina DonàMarcello FoisAlessandro HaberFiorella MannoiaNeri MarcorèFederico MecozziMusica NudaLaura MorantePacificoOmar PedriniMichele PlacidoAlessandro PreziosiEnrico Rava, just to mention a few. 

Pavese Festival 2022 (ph. Fabjo Hazizaj, Chiara Sacchetto)

Pavese Festival 2021 (ph. Eunice Brovida, Fabjo Hazizaj)

Pavese Festival 2020 (ph. Eunice Brovida)

Pavese Festival 2019 (ph. Claudio Marchini)

Pavese Festival 2018 (ph. Claudio Marchini)